Shri Adi Shankaracharya is famous for his legendry work in redefining the Hindu scriptures mainly Upanishads or Vedanta. Shankaracharya was the only son of Sivaguru and Aryamba, a Brahmin couple hailing from Kalady a small village in Kerala. Shankaracharya was a prodigious student and mastered vedas and vedangas from a local gurukul at a very early age itself. He preached that one should be able to distinguish between knowledge and ignorance to realize the true self or Brahman. Quotes Of Shankaracharya is mainly based on various scriptures and it is believed that this revered saint completed his philosophies before the age of sixteen. His works are mainly categorized into three groups namely – commentaries on the Upanishads, the Brahmasutras and the Bhagavad-Gita.

Famous Quotes Of Shankaracharya on Spirituality

quotes of shankaracharya

The world, like a dream full of attachments and aversion seems real until the awakening.


When our false perception is corrected, misery ends also.


Free yourself from lust, anger, greed and delusion. Contemplate on ‘who you are’. Enquire within yourself, who am I ? The fools who fail to apprehend the Self are caught in hell-fire even here and now itself and suffer torture.


Among the contributory factors of liberation, devotion stands supreme, and it is the search for one’s own true nature that is meant by devotion.


Liberation is achieved not by observances or by analysis, nor by deeds of learning, but only by the realization of one’s oneness with God and by no other means.


Like very muddy water, which is clear again when the mud is removed, one’s true self shines forth again when the contamination (ignorance of mind) is removed.


Just as the fire is the direct cause for cooking, so without knowledge no emancipation can be had. Compared with all other forms of discipline knowledge of the self is the one direct means for liberation.

It is a wonder how the Quotes of Shankaracharya written during 788 and 820 CE still holds good and is gaining popularity in 21st century.

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Mahabharata Quotes – Words of Wisdom